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Advanced Training for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 315 )

An intermediate course for those who want to increase their understanding of various models of biblical counseling. It also helps students know how to bring change where specific difficulties block spiritual development. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying inappropriate beliefs and feelings that keep an individual from developing a healthy Christian identity. The program emphasizes understanding sexual identity issues and dysfunctional life styles, with the goal of healing at root levels. In addition, new goals are set in areas of personal development, skill development, and cognitive development, including evaluation and integration of various counseling models.

Children at Risk ( CNH/EDN 251 )

A course designed for those who want to become advocates for children and work to see lasting change in their lives. The focus is on children who have been placed at risk because of factors such as war, disease, poverty, exploitation, abandonment, disability, and other forms of injustice. Students are given an overview of the needs of at risk children as well insight concerning child development. An emphasis is made on intervention and working towards advocacy for children. More specific instruction is provided on issues relating to street children, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, and attachment disorder, depending on the location of the school and the needs of children in that setting.

Counseling Seminar ( CNH 111 )

This seminar will provide a broad range of foundational understanding and skills for Christian counseling. It may be adapted to a particular context. and location, and students are encouraged to contact a location for specific details.

Effective Communication for Teaching ( CHR 175 )

This course is the first three weeks of the Titus Project training, a teaching field assignment and preparation for School of Biblical Studies (SBS) graduates. However, this seminar is open to others who have not taken the SBS. This training includes development of teaching and preaching skills, cross-cultural ministry, learning styles (with an emphasis on reaching oral communicators), focused reading, as well as several assisted and evaluated teachings. This will be conducted within the framework of daily life on a YWAM campus for the live-learn experience.

English Language Seminar ( HMT 143 )

This seminar is designed to equip YWAM staff for working in an English environment or with English speakers or use English as a bridge to learn another language. It covers the basic language skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) However listening and speaking will be most emphasied. Reading and Writing will depend on the need of the student.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Meeting with the Word Seminar ( CHR 122 )

Take the student to have access to the Word, to study it and to proclaim the message of salvation to the lost.

Missionary Care Seminar ( CNH 121 )

In addition to giving practical guidelines for encouraging spiritual growth and providing pastoral care for missionaries, this seminar covers a variety of topics relating to missionary life and issues of member care such as: support raising, families in missions, grief, stress management, staff development, singles in missions, team work, and cross-cultural issues.

Missions Seminar ( CHR 135 )

There are three main emphases of this seminar: Frontier, Urban, and Strategic.
Frontier: Focus on motivating and mobilizing workers for least-evangelized people groups.
Urban: Focus on providing opportunity for students to explore and discover biblical solutions to major social issues in urban centres. 
Strategic: Focus on biblical and strategic foundations for missions used throughout human history, including issues of globalization and how to strategically reach the unreached, while also helping participants in planning their involvement in strategic mission endeavors.

School of Biblical Studies I ( CHR 213 )

This is the first in a series of three courses that make up the School of Biblical Studies (SBS). This course sequence surveys the whole Bible using the inductive approach (observation, interpretation and application). This course may serve as a core course in all bachelor's degree programmes. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible completing all New Testment.

School of Biblical Studies II ( CHR 315 )

This course is a continuation of the School of Biblical Studies, using the inductive approach to study Genesis,Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Songs of Solomon.

School of Biblical Studies III ( CHR 316 )

As the final course in the SBS series, this continuation of training in using the inductive approach to studying the Bible, covers the study of 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemia, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

School of Strategic Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are: Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts; focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geograpical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project. Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

Strategy Coordinators Seminar ( CHR 138 )

This seminar is designed to train participants as strategy coordinators for a large unreached people group. They will develop creative and innovative strategies for reaching unreached people groups from their home countries. Each student will choose an unreached people group to research and ultimately with whom to work.